List Of City Name Changes In India (A Complete List)

List Of City Name Changes In India: GkGigs

Last Updated: 25 July 2021

In India, the renaming of cities started way back from 1947 following the end of British rule in India.

Many Indian state’s names were changed during British Raj in India.

After the Independence of India, People from several states proposed for changing the names as per their local language and various other factors.

Many changes were controversial, and not all proposed changes were implemented. The proposed name had to be approved by the central government in New Delhi to officially rename it.

We present to you a complete list of city name changes in India that had been renamed from 1947 till date.

List Of City Name Changes In India


No.Past NamePresent NameYear
1AlleppeyAlappuzha1990
2AllahabadPrayagraj2018
3AminAbhimanyupur2019
4BanarasVaranasi1922
5BangaloreBengaluru2006
6BarodaVadodara1974
7BelgaumBelagavi2014
8BellaryBallari2014
9BijapurVijayapura1956
10CalicutKozhikode~
11CannanoreKannur1957
12ChirayinkilChirayinkeezhu2012
13ChikmagalurChikkamagaluru2014
14CochinKochi1996
15CuddapahKadapa2005
16Fort William

Calcutta
Kolkata2001
17GauhatiGuwahati1983
18GulbargaKalburgi2014
19GurgaonGurugram2016
20HospetHosapete2014
21HubliHubballi2014
22Indravati

Umravti
Amravati1097
23JajesmowJajmau1948
24JubbulporeJabalpur1947
25JeyporeJaipur1727
26Kanhiyapur

Cawnpore
Kanpur1948
27KarnavatiAhmedabad1411
28KattachakonamKesavadasapuram1949
29Lakshmanpuri

Lakhanpur

Lakhnau
Lucknow1528
30MadrasChennai1996
31MangaloreMangaluru2014
32MapuçaMapusa1946
33Mumba

Boa Baia

Bombay
Mumbai1995
34MustafabadSaraswati Nagar2016
35MysoreMysuru2014
36New BombayNavi Mumbai1995
37New RaipurAtal Nagar2018
38OotacamundUdhagamandalam1972
39OrissaOdisha2011
40PalghatPalakkad1866
41PanjimPanaji1961
42PataliputraPatna490 BCE
43PondicherryPuducherry2006
44PoonaPune1978
45Qila Rai Pithora

Siri

Tughluqabad

Jahanpanah


Kotla Firoz Shah

Purana Qila

Shahjahanabad
Delhi1648
46QuilonKollam1949
47RajahmundryRajamahendravaram2015
48RatnapurLatur1905
49SaketAyodhya1969
50ShimogaShivamogga2014
51TanjoreThanjavur1950
52Thirusirappalli

Trichinopoly

Trichy
Tiruchirappalli1971
53Thrishivaperur

Trichur
Thrissur1949
54TrivandrumThiruvananthapuram1991
55TumkurTumakuru2014
56VizagapatamVisakhapatnam1979
57Wheeler IslandAbdul Kalam Island2015

List Of State Name Changes In India


No.Past NamePresent NameYear
1Andhra State Andhra Pradesh1956
2Madhya BharatMadhya Pradesh1959
3Madras State Tamil Nadu1969
4Mysore StateKarnataka1973
5OrissaOdisha2011
6TipperahTripura1949
7Travancore-CochinKerala1956
8United ProvincesUttar Pradesh1950
9UttaranchalUttarakhand2007
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